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Offline ZASto

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Registering to forum Captcha sucks
« on: April 09, 2019, 03:07:39 AM »
As per subject.
Captcha should be more complicated one. I just logged off, tried to register a couple of times, just to see how easy is to create an account. It was enough to click on "I'm not a robot" and ... spamer goes through.
Hope that someone will fix this problem (NFS)

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Re: Registering to forum Captcha sucks
« Reply #1 on: April 09, 2019, 10:23:13 AM »
Also wish there was a better filtering process.
Russ
Re: Registering to forum Captcha sucks
« Reply #2 on: April 15, 2019, 10:48:40 PM »
Hi Russ,
on other forums a new members first post must be approved by a moderator before its posted. That would filter out
some spam but also put the pressure on very few moderators.

There are by my count 14 Global Moderators of which perhaps three or four are active.

Craig
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Re: Registering to forum Captcha sucks
« Reply #3 on: April 16, 2019, 07:46:56 AM »
Hi Craig.
 I've seen that as well. Sometimes have to wait  too long IMO.
I'd hate to risk blocking a legitimate need for support just to catch the occasional slice of spam ... even for a short time.
 As long as it doesn't any worse that it has been recently, I suppose we can handle it as is.
If it gets out of hand, I'm sure the administrators will make the necessary changes.
And maybe even enlist new recruits.
 :)
 

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Re: Registering to forum Captcha sucks
« Reply #4 on: April 16, 2019, 08:57:26 AM »
Hi Russ,
on other forums a new members first post must be approved by a moderator before its posted.


I have my own small forum, and spammers are a huge problem. I had to set new users to be inactive until approved, as I get about 100 spammers signing up every day.
A few days ago I had to delete 40,000 accounts.
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Re: Registering to forum Captcha sucks
« Reply #5 on: April 20, 2019, 09:57:28 PM »
WOW Gerry !
There has been an explosion here lately.
I deleted over 60, then 50 more just popped in.
Looks like "collusion".  ;D
I can't keep up.
Squashing one makes two !
Re: Registering to forum Captcha sucks
« Reply #6 on: April 21, 2019, 09:11:25 PM »
Hi,
presume the rash of spam on the Downloads/Others board are some organized setup where a machine establishes a new
account and then posts spam mail. If the other posts, about 15 of them by my count, were moved could the 'Others' board be
closed and thwart the spammer?

Craig
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Re: Registering to forum Captcha sucks
« Reply #7 on: April 21, 2019, 10:30:50 PM »
bet I've removed 200 or more from there recently.   :P
Something automatic going on there for sure.
No real harm if that is the only board being hit ?
If closed, they might show up in a more popular place ?
They're relentless !
Re: Registering to forum Captcha sucks
« Reply #8 on: April 21, 2019, 11:53:08 PM »
Hi Russ,

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No real harm if that is the only board being hit ?
If closed, they might show up in a more popular place ?
They're relentless !

Your right, that board has seen that little traffic that it doesn't really matter, and yes there is a possibility that if the board
were removed they might find another more annoying lace to post.

They really piss me off.....I would still like to see all new members first post be moderated, at least it would give
moderators/administrators an IP address.

Craig
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Re: Registering to forum Captcha sucks
« Reply #9 on: April 25, 2019, 05:50:44 PM »
In a matter of minutes in https://www.machsupport.com/forum/index.php?board=11.0 a "shower" of spam :D

Soo... Captcha SUCKS!
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